Saarmund: Airfield

Eichberg, Wilhelmshorst

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CoordinatesN521828 E0130601 (WGS84) Google Maps
Former East Germany (GDR)District of Potsdam
Federal stateBrandenburg
Location indicatorEDCS
Map with location of Saarmund Airfield, Germany
Germany during the Cold War Map
The history of the Cold War airfields: Saarmund

Location of airfield

2.3 km southwest of Saarmund.

During the Cold War


Glider airfield of the East German pre-military organization "Gesellschaft für Sport und Technik" (GST) until 1979.
Helipad 3005 for Flugplatzpionierbataillon 14 (FPiB-14) and Pionierbataillon 24 (PiB-24) of former East German Airforce (LSK/LV) and helipad 6103 of former National People's Army (NVA).

In the 1960s


Saarmund Airfield, GDR on a US map 1969
Saarmund Airfield on a US map from 1969
Source: Earth Sciences and Map Library, University of California, Berkeley


Saarmund Airfield, East Germany, on a US satellite image 1969
Saarmund Airfield on a US satellite image from 02 August 1969 - The location can be clearly seen at the Drewitz junction (today the Nuthetal triangle) with the East German Autobahn A1 Berliner Ring (today A10) and A12 (today A115) DDR motorways. Saarmunder Berg / Eichberg are located on the east side of the field.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

In the 1980s and early 1990s


After its closure as a GST airfield, Saarmund was designated as a helicopter landing site of the East German National People's Army (NVA)


Saarmund Airfield, Germany, on a US satellite image 1980
Satellite picture from 26 July 1980
Source: U.S. Geological Survey


  • 09/27: 1000 m Grass
  • 03/21: 1150 m Grass
Main takeoff and landing direction: 90°, 270°, reserve 30°
Capacity: 1 helicopter (for FPiB-14 and PiB-24)

Airspace and procedures

Usable at day and good weather conditions.
Alert time: 80 minutes.


Forrest: direction 180-270°, distance 350-500 m, height 10-15 m.

Real property

The airfield or a nearby object had the National People's Army installation ID 04/351.



General Aviation.


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